Report: U.S. FTTH communities top 650, up 200% from '04

October 6, 2005 Las Vegas, NV -- According to a recent report sponsored by the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Fiber Optic Communities of the United States (FOCUS), more than 650 communities in the U.S. are now wired with direct optical fiber, or FTTH, connections.

October 6, 2005 Las Vegas, NV -- According to a recent report sponsored by the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) , and Fiber Optic Communities of the United States (FOCUS), more than 650 communities in the U.S. are now wired with direct optical fiber, or FTTH, connections.

The "U.S. Optical Fiber Communities 2005" research report, released at this week's fourth annual FTTH Conference, lists 652 FTTH communities in 46 states, and 322,700 connected homes. By comparison, last year's report listed 217 FTTH communities and 146,500 connected homes.

According to a press release, many of the FTTH communities appearing in the report are indicative of the "exurban" trend that's taken hold in growing areas throughout the country. The report sees developers building 30-40 miles beyond major city limits to give homeowners more affordable housing options away from large cities and suburbs.

The "U.S. FTTH Communities 2005" list is available at: http://www.ftthcouncil.org and
http://www.tiaonline.org/media/press_releases/uploads/Communitieslist-Sept05.pdf

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